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carburetor
cross section of a carburetor

car·bu·re·tor

 (kär′bə-rā′tər, -byə-)
n.
1. A device used in internal-combustion engines to produce an explosive mixture of vaporized fuel and air.
2. A small hole in the side of a bong or water pipe that is stopped with a finger and then quickly unstopped as a person is inhaling to force smoke out of the drawing end of the pipe.

[From carburet.]
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car•bu•re•tor

or

car•bu•ret•er

(ˈkɑr bəˌreɪ tər, -byə-)

n.
a device for mixing vaporized fuel with air to produce a combustible or explosive mixture, as for an internal-combustion engine.
Also, esp. Brit.,car•bu•ret•tor, car•bu•ret•ter (ˈkɑr byəˌrɛt ər)
[1860–65]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carburetor - mixes air with gasoline vapor prior to explosioncarburetor - mixes air with gasoline vapor prior to explosion
air horn - air intake of a carburetor
air-intake - a duct that admits air to be mixed with fuel
butterfly valve - a valve in a carburetor that consists of a disc that turns and acts as a throttle
fuel system - equipment in a motor vehicle or aircraft that delivers fuel to the engine
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
venturi - a tube with a constriction; used to control fluid flow (as in the air inlet of a carburetor)
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Translations
karburátor
karburator
kaasutin
rasplinjač
キャブレター
기화기
förgasare
ตัวดูดอากาศเข้าลูกสูบ
bộ chế hòa khí

carburettor

(ˈkaːbjuretə) , ((American) -bərei-) (American) carburetor noun
a part of an internal-combustion engine in which air is mixed with fuel.
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carburetor

كَارْبُراتير karburátor karburator Vergaser καρμπιρατέρ carburador kaasutin carburateur rasplinjač carburatore キャブレター 기화기 carburateur forgasser gaźnik carburador карбюратор förgasare ตัวดูดอากาศเข้าลูกสูบ karbüratör bộ chế hòa khí 汽化器
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